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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



ALUMNI of PIR 11/16/2012 TG 1 — 9 Divisions (001–008 & 901)


ALUMNI of PIR 11/16/2012 TG 1 — 9 Divisions (001–008 & 901)

This Group is for those with sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 11/16/2012.

A place to keep up with each other as the journey continues.

Your current Group "veteran members" are:


LaLa Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons


♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW

Betsy, son on Stennis carrier


Location: Great Lakes IL
Members: 103
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2017

WELCOME to PIR 11/16/2012

OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance. Please take the time
to read the OPSEC and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names of Sailors/Recruits are not allowed on this site. If it is in your username you will need to change your username. If yours is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".






Discussion Forum

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 901

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Myprecious Sep 26, 2017. 70 Replies

Who Wants to Share Sarge's Cab from the Airports? CHEAPER for all!

Started by diannep. Last reply by JohnsMom SHIP-09 DIV-003 Nov 14, 2012. 5 Replies

Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 007 & 008 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by dmondrik Nov 14, 2012. 78 Replies

MAPS of RTC/Metra Parking Map

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 13, 2012. 0 Replies

MEET and GREETS for PIR 11/16/2012

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Nov 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Ship 09 (USS John F. Kennedy) Divisions 003 & 004 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by dianaerussell Nov 12, 2012. 127 Replies

Ship 11 (USS Kearsarge) Divisions 005 & 006 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Stephsmom ship 11/ div 006 Nov 8, 2012. 47 Replies

When stop writing?

Started by kristinahicoc. Last reply by Harleymom1346 Nov 5, 2012. 5 Replies

Changing ships

Started by SailorTailorsMom. Last reply by ellen0502 Nov 1, 2012. 6 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of ALUMNI of PIR 11/16/2012 TG 1 — 9 Divisions (001–008 & 901) to add comments!

Comment by sailorMom2012 on August 21, 2015 at 10:21am

Hello Everyone!!! Just sailing by. How is everyone doing? Where are your sailors now??? My oldest is headed to Japan and my youngest made it to boot camp this past Wednesday. Hugs!

Comment by Karyn on March 11, 2014 at 10:41pm

Just dropping in to say HELLO!!!

Comment by Karyn on December 23, 2013 at 4:19pm

Happy Holidays!!!

Comment by Karyn on September 16, 2013 at 10:01pm

Hope all is well with everyone. One year ago today, my sailor started on his journey of becoming a US Navy Sailor.  My how time flies.  I have question (that's if it isn't too late). Does anyone have any information on how I can order the PIR video? 

Comment by ImJoshsMom on August 18, 2013 at 11:10am

It has been awhile since our Sailors graduated boot camp, have graduated their A school, and have gone on to their first duty station.

I hope everyone is doing well and has become adjusted. Life is about change and growth. It is difficult to know we have to move or that our baby boy will be far away for 4 years. The amount of pride I have for my son is overwhelming! I have always known he would do great things and go many places helping others.

...One PROUD mama here!

Comment by HeatherT(09/003) on December 13, 2012 at 9:58am
I got the call last night.... Omgoodness it's going by so fast!! He got his duty station!! It's Guam!!! He is sooo excited!!! Me idk yet I'm happy for him. Any other Guam mom's??
Comment by HeatherT(09/003) on December 11, 2012 at 9:58am
Help!!! I have gotten permission to deliver Holiday goodies to the Sailors left on base at Christmas but I have to have a sailor sponsor me so I can get on the base to deliver them!!
I know some of you have sailors stationed in Charleston Naval base.... Please please please see if anyone can help me!!
Comment by milligan7ship14div007 on November 25, 2012 at 5:41pm

Thank you Penny S11 D005.  I believe it was the second one.  Thank you again. I just wanted to send a thank you note or donation  or something.

Comment by Penny S11 D005 on November 25, 2012 at 12:14pm

to Milligan7ship14div007 there were two posts that served Thanksgiving dinner in Mchenry to sailors. One was the Moose lodge 3535 N Richmond Road Johnsburg, IL 60051-5447 (They hosted about 50 sailors) and the VFW 3002 W IL Route 120 Mchenry, IL 60051-4571 (They hosted about 75 sailors) 

Comment by milligan7ship14div007 on November 25, 2012 at 10:00am

SEA's mom  - Thank you. My son said they all clapped when our sailors got off the bus.  He said they had tons of food, dancing, singing, Santa Claus.  It made my son feel really good.


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